Peter Navarro hates Kushner as much as we all do, but he’s probably not lying about this.
Trump appeared to be trying to shake Kushner without breaking Ivanka’s heart the whole time he was in office.
A new book by former Trump aide Peter Navarro claims that the former president was supportive of an attempt to remove his son-in-law Jared Kushner from having control over his 2020 campaign and replace him with Stephen Bannon.
Navarro in the book, obtained by The Guardian, describes the plan as a “coup d’état,” but the change never occurred because Kushner refused.
“And that was that. And the rest is a catastrophic strategic failure history,” Navarro wrote, according to The Guardian.
Navarro, a critic of Kushner, will later this month release the book, titled “Taking Back Trump’s America: Why We Lost the White House and How We’ll Win It Back.”
Trump, while supportive of the move, feared “family troubles if [he] himself had to deliver the bad news to … the father of his grandchildren,” so he did not bring up the subject with Kushner.
Instead, the president asked Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, a prominent GOP donor, to tell Kushner.
Kushner at first skipped a call from Marcus and then later told him, “things were fine with the campaign, there was no way he was stepping down and, in effect, Bernie Marcus and his big moneybags could go pound sand,” according to Navarro’s account.
The Hill has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment.
Jared Kushner while running the campaign had Trump out there talking about black people. It was a real disaster.
Ivanka more or less denounced Trump over 1/6, appearing before the Liz Cheney Sanhedrin even though she wasn’t required to. So I do not expect that these two will be involved in the 2024 campaign at all.